World's First 3D Scans of Live Animals!
The Biodiversity Group, in partnership with Sony electronics, have developed the world’s first scanner to create live 3D animals, which is revolutionizing the wildlife conservation space!
For the last 300 years, scientists have had to kill animals and preserve them in museums for future research. Our 3D scanning technology, combined with noninvasive DNA collection, FINALLY allows us to create digital museum specimens and keep those endangered species alive! When our team rediscovers a species that hasn’t been seen in decades, which we often do, we may not know if it’s the last female on Earth, so we can’t risk euthanizing. And thankfully we don’t have to anymore!
If that weren’t amazing enough, this will also forever change the way we educate children and reach out to the public to protect our wild spaces! We can have kids view incredible wildlife from around the globe or even from their own back yard in 3D environments like virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D tablets, holographic projections, or just on their phones and laptops.
Too scared to hold a snake or spider in real life? We got you. Nothing scary about these 100% real, yet 100% virtual representations.
We Can't Do This Without You
Now WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this revolutionary scanner cheaper and easier to use so we all can benefit.
Despite being amazingly portable and rugged enough to take into the most remote jungles, currently, Scott Trageser is the only person in the world who can use this technology. It’s too complicated and expensive for other conservationists to use, which presents a big problem. We need to make this easier and cheaper so the limitless impact of this invention can be achieved.
You can donate now or reach out to us if you’re willing to assist in the development of version 2 which will require CAD designing a 3D printable version with a mobile app.
Did you already adopt a 3D creature?
Which one did you buy?
Compare your unpainted creature with the videos and pictures below below. Paint yours exactly like the real live animal or put your own creative spin on it! Post your creation on Instagram and hashtag #3DCapturedCreatures for your chance to win prizes!